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'Lachhimdeviki O Lekkundi' Review: A Big Bore!

Movie: Lachhimdeviki O Lekkundi
Rating: 1.5/5
Banner:
Mayukha Creations
Cast: Naveen Chandra, Lavanya Tripathi, Jayaprakash Reddy, Ajay and others
Music: M M Keeravani
Cinematography: Eshwar
Editing: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Produced by: Sai Prasad Kamineni 
Writer-Director: Jagadish Talasila
Release Date:  29 January 2016

Both Lavanya Tripathi and Naveen Chandra debuted with “Andala Rakshasi”. While Naveen Chandra is still struggling with his career, Lavanya has joined the top league after successful movies like “Bhale Bhale Magadivoy” and “Soggade Chinni Nayana”. Hence she teaming up with Naveen Chandra and director Rajamouli’s associate has created huge interest. 

Let’s find out whether this movie directed by Rajamouli’s associate is any good.

Story:
Devi (Lavanya) works in a bank as cashier, and is very sharp. Naveen (Naveen Chandra) works in the same bank at the help desk and likes her. Naveen wants to become rich in life and agrees to a gang’s plan to steal the data of unclaimed accounts. Apart from Bank’s manager, only Devi has access to this data. He impresses her and gets close to her. One day he steals the data and hands it over it to a gang headed by Mahesh (Ajay). Using the details in the data, Mahesh wants to claim them. But their plan goes awry.

Artistes’ Performances:
As the title suggests, the movie belongs to Lavanya Tripathi and she comes up with good performance. Naveen Chandra seems very confused in the movie.

Jayaprakash Reddy has a better role. Ajay in a simple villain’s role and Brahmaji as cop have given decent performance. Sampoornesh Babu’s cameo appearance fails to make any impact.

Technical Excellence: 
A director who worked with Rajamouli has failed to even come up with better technical values. The special effects, the cinematography, the art work, and production values are substandard. M M Keeravani’s music is big bore. Editing is also bad despite short runtime.

Highlights:

  • Novel concept

Drawbacks:

  • Immature handling of the story
  • Confused screenplay
  • Silly songs
  • Lack of comedy
  • Concept of spirit possession turns comical

Analysis:
Although director Rajamouli is undisputed number one filmmaker, all of his assistants who have turned directors have failed miserably. None of them have shown command over storytelling or technical aspects. Jagadeesh Talasila is the latest one who has joined this club.

Jagadeesh worked with Rajamouli from Yamadonga to Eega but he seems to have not learnt any narrative qualities from his guru.

Although his story idea is new, the narration is downright bad. Right from the beginning of the titles, the movie looks so jaded. The only time the movie raises interest is just before the interval. The interval sequences are handled well by the director.

Scenes like Jayaprakash Reddy singing songs praising Goddess Lakshmi and Lavanya singing a song in a strange language tests our patience. With wafer thin story, the director has failed to sustain the interest and has filled awkward scenes.

Lavanya who looked stunningly beautiful in “Soggade Chinni Nayana” has also looked too tired in the movie. Although the concept is nice, the director has no skills in narration and command over direction.

All in all, another big bore movie from Rajamouli’s assistant. 

Bottom-line: Headache Ki O Lekkundi!

(Venkat can be reached venkat@greatandhra.com or Twitter)

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